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Vertex VX414 programming ?

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sefrischling

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Anyone know where I can find the CPS for Vertex 414 radios? Motorola no longer supports the radios or has the software available.

The Town must have been cleaning out the junk drawer, because my Fire Company now has half-a-dozen Vertex 414 radios for use by Fire Police. I have been asked to make them operational ... my suggestion that we use them as chocks was not met with approval.
 

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hi i just checked and it looks like i found it for you.www.vertexradiogroup.net. 35.00bucks one year ce64 vx414 handheld software download. that will cover your membership and they have it listed for download. 73 john KD8HMJ
 

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Something to be aware of as you check out these radios. The 414/420 series has front end issues.
Two main problems are: the mikes go bad fairly consistently and the spring clips that press up against the speaker pads deform and cause
intermittent or no sound issues. Don't know if the mikes are still available. Also with the mikes, Vertex in later issues of this radio started
putting plastic spacers in the mike holder cup to help the mike contact pins make better contact the the circuit board pads.
 

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Something to be aware of as you check out these radios. The 414/420 series has front end issues.
Two main problems are: the mikes go bad fairly consistently and the spring clips that press up against the speaker pads deform and cause
intermittent or no sound issues. Don't know if the mikes are still available. Also with the mikes, Vertex in later issues of this radio started
putting plastic spacers in the mike holder cup to help the mike contact pins make better contact the the circuit board pads.

Thanks for the heads up. Two of them seem to be trash so far. You turn one on it just squeals, the other obvious bad one doesn't appear to have the speaker connected at all. I tried testing them on the DPW frequency programmed into the radios.

These are not my first, second, third, seventh, tenth choice ... these are trash leftovers. I don't plan to put much effort into them.
 

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hi i just checked and it looks like i found it for you.www.vertexradiogroup.net. 35.00bucks one year ce64 vx414 handheld software download. that will cover your membership and they have it listed for download. 73 john KD8HMJ
Thank you. I'll go take a look.
 
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